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The Dark Knight (2008)

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Movie Details

Title:   The Dark Knight
Director:   Christopher Nolan
Year:   2008
Genre:   Action
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   01/28/2011

Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Inception

Viewing Notes

Rewatch:

I watched this movie on 01/28/2011 at/on/via Blu Ray.

My Thoughts

I got a new Onkyo receiver and threw in The Dark Knight to test my setup. Of course, once I started watching, my youngest son, appeared from nowhere, and we just had to sit and watch the whole thing!

I’m a huge fan of this movie. Though I’ve heard criticism of the pacing and how it just seems to never end, those are the things that make it so brilliant to me.

It’s unrelenting in it’s mission to drive home the Joker’s chaos and anarchy. It’s the flip side of the existential coin that posits that our existence, and therefore our actions, have no meaning. The Joker’s reply to that is “well, if they’ve got no meaning, then why the hell NOT do some crazy bat shit stuff!” Indeed.

The film also gets at the greater role of Batman himself as a vigilante and what that means in terms of moral conduct and the codes he should live by, as well as the ones he can ignore.

A great deal of this movie is filmed in Chicago and it provides a great version of Gotham that’s much more gritty and compelling than the sci-fi monorailed Gotham of Batman Begins.

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